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Barchester Healthcare Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2018
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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winchester, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (Winchester, England (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    applied online via the barchester website after having got email from indeed
    The completed a Phone Screen - called by a manager within the care home
    Two interviews
    competency based questions based on experiences in similar situations
    friendly
    quick to respond
    helpful with dbs

    Interview Questions


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    Maintenance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (Warrington, North West England, England (UK)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    TWO STAGE INTERVIEW with a group/panel.A number of three people interviewing.one regional manager and two area managers.Asked about expectations with career, salary etc.Questions abpout health and former job and experience history.Asked about previous employment and past history including all jobs since leaving school and if i had any qualifications including professional ones.I felt very nervous but the panel were very reassuring.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you leaving your current post?   1 Answer
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in York, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (York, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Long interview process with two people interviewers. Who posed competency based questions around what the role of general manager would entail, to assess your strength and weaknesses would be in the role.They did not show me around the home.

    Interview Questions


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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare.

    Interview

    I applied on line. Was then phoned up by someone who went through my cv with me, checking my credentials and experience, then met the Director of Recruitment at one of the care homes local to me who was disconcertingly informal. I then met with the Regional Ops Director and Senior Regional Ops Director who went into great detail about the home and its problems and plus points.

    Interview Questions

    • They made it clear that the position needed someone who was a proven troubleshooter. They were very honest about the problems that the home had encountered in the past and the challenges it faced to get back on track. They really grilled me over what measures I would take to reverse the home's fortunes but there were no trick questions. I did need to demonstrate a really thorough understanding of CQC requirements and show that I had strong commercial and strategic skills.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The initial offer was made and I turned it down. I knew they wanted me for the role - I was the perfect match for the role. I managed to negotiate another £5000pa


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    Head of Unit Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (Northampton, England (UK)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Very Brief, interview for the role I expected to be there at least an hour. no challenging are particularly thoughtful questions asked, way too easy. Anyone would have got the job. Desperation shown by management during the interview. I was asked when I could start and told I had the job early on.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever had to report a safeguarding, explain.   1 Answer
    • Do you have experience and knowledge surrounding personal progress planing   1 Answer
    • Are you able to describe the meaning equality and diversity.   1 Answer
    • Can you detail your experience regarding leadership and managing staff, what do you find most important.   1 Answer
    • How soon can you start   1 Answer

    Barchester Healthcare Response

    May 14, 2018 – Social Media Exec

    Congratulations on being offered a role at Barchester Healthcare. We appreciate you leaving your feedback. To enable us to improve our candidate experience, we would appreciate if you could provide... More


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    Regulation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (Milton Keynes, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Firstly I would like to commend the recruitment advisor, was very supportive during the application process and communication was simply outstanding, the interview process was extremely good. I good give time to prepare and the panel were very professional, explained the process and give time to show my experience. Outstanding

    Interview Questions

    • Had to prepare a presentation, I was given the question days before and had enough time to prepare   Answer Question

    Barchester Healthcare Response

    May 14, 2018 – Social Media Exec

    Thank you for your kind review. Providing a warm and welcoming interview experience is important, so we're glad that yours was positive. To be one of the first to hear about our latest vacancies, you... More


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    Hospital Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (Nottingham, England (UK)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    It was very professional and was made very comfortable. I had to do a 30 min exercise. I was asked questions by a panel and was able to find out if successful within an hour which was very important to me

    Interview Questions

    Barchester Healthcare Response

    May 14, 2018 – Social Media Exec

    Thank you for your feedback – we value all responses and appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your recent interview at Barchester. Offering a positive interview experience is important to... More

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    Project Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (London, England (UK)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Face to face interview with senior management followed by telephone interview with director. This was at head office. The interview was relaxed and not at all confrontational. I felt at ease and supported throughout the entire interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do I see myself in 5 years   1 Answer

    Barchester Healthcare Response

    May 14, 2018 – Social Media Exec

    Thank you for your kind review. Providing a warm and welcoming interview experience is important, so we're glad that yours was positive. To be one of the first to hear about our latest vacancies, you... More


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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (London, England (UK)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was organised by a recruitment firm based in U.K. I had the interview on Skype and it was real cool as the interviewer was courteous and highly intelligent.

    Interview Questions

    • She asked about my Nursing Experience   1 Answer
    • She asked about safeguarding   1 Answer
    • She asked about my nursing skills   Answer Question
    • She asked about my weaknesses   1 Answer
    • She asked about issues on Emmergency nursing.   Answer Question
    • She asked about home reporting.   Answer Question
    • She asked about how to deal with an difficult resident and their family members   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was smooth.


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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (Madrid (Spain)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    First telephonic interview, then Skype, and the last thing was an interview with a recruiting agency in Madrid. They asked me for preferences of placement (obviously they ignored them) and after a few weeks I had confirmation. I had to wait a month to start because I needed my PIN number.

    Interview Questions

    • One person (not nurse) asked me easy questions like
      How would you manage a medicacion error?
      Why did you become a nurse?
      Pretty easy.   Answer Question

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